Cross/Cultural Now#2

More Works By Yvonne Lammerich Acrylic on Canvas, Painted Wood 2022
72 × 77 × 10 in 182.88 × 195.58 × 25.4 cm

About Cross/Cultural Now#2

This colourful contemporary painting and its complimentary wall sculpture are by Yvonne Lammerich. In her decades-long exploration of a visual language, the Canadian artist often makes references to history and includes architectural elements. The acrylic painting is composed of graphic shapes arranged in a dynamic pattern. Rendered in bright colours—orange, deep red, blue, yellow and gray the form pops against a bright white background. The compelling visual narrative continues with two wall sculptures that echo the painting’s form in bright white. One of a series.

“When I began as an artist to reflect on my place in the world – where and who we are – I found that these reflections began to coincide with how I understood the practices of painting and sculpture, photography and performance. I mean by this that while I found myself engaging with all of these practices, I also realized that this engagement could not be limited to any one of them.” Yvonne Lammerich

Yvonne Lammerich was born in Germany in 1946. She emigrated with her family to Canada in 1959. Lammerich attended the Ontario College of Art and also received a master’s in art history from Concordia University in Quebec. She furthered her studies and acquired a Ph.D. from the Université du Québec à Montréal. While pursuing her own art, she also taught at York University, OCAD University, the University of Lethbridge, and Zayed University in Dubai. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and is held in numerous private and public collections.

The canvas size of the painting is 72 x 48 inches and with the two reliefs as shown in the photo the wall space is 72 x 77 inches.